Interdisciplinary team work is the key to success

Our research is realized within five Research Groups: the Physical Optics and Biophotonics led by physicist prof. dr hab. Maciej Wojtkowski, the Integrated Structural Biology laboratory led by dr Humberto Fernandes from Portugal, the Image-guided Devices for Ophthalmic Care laboratory led by dr Andrea Curatolo from Italy – who developed part of his scientific career in Australia, the Ophthalmic Biology laboratory led by dr Andrzej Foik from Poland – who also conducted research in the U.S., and the Computational Genomics Group led by dr Marcin Tabaka, who previously worked at the MIT in the U.S.

The research in our group can be seen as a perfect interplay between physics, biology and chemistry. We are focusing on developing imaging techniques and using them in many biological and chemical systems.

Research aims to elucidate the mechanisms of vision, particularly proteins of the phototransduction pathway and the visual cycle, at an atomic and molecular level.

We seek to research novel techniques and develop instrumentation to address unanswered questions in vision science and unmet needs in ophthalmology and optometry.

We use electrophysiology for investigating the system of local and distant communication between populations of neurons responsible for information processing.

We are interested in creating new approaches for comprehensive inference of developmental trajectories and delineation of cell atlases from single-cell data, understanding the role of cell-to-cell signaling and biological pathways in lineage commitment and transitions between cellular states.